Did you know that the CSU Library gets new eBooks every week, to make available the latest material for all fields of study at CSU? With this in mind, the Library has put together a cheat sheet for using eBooks, to help our patrons navigate this sometimes confusing way of using Library materials.
eBooks are hosted on publisher platforms, that you access through Primo Search. Some of our biggest eBook publishers include ProQuest eBook Central, EbscoHost eBooks, Elsevier Science Direct, Taylor and Francis, Emerald, and Springer.
eBooks are made available in four different user models:
- Unlimited user access – everyone can read at the same time
- 3 user access
- 1 user access
- Limited user access, which means the Publisher offers a certain number of views per year, but any number of patrons can read simultaneously till the views run out.
- Open the eBook by clicking “View Online” in Primo, and following the Publisher link.
- Access the eBook by clicking “Read Online”.
- Browse through the eBook to see which pages or chapter you need.
- Click on the printer icon at the top of the page (this is sometimes referred to as “Print to PDF”). This gives you the option to print or save these pages.
- Close the eBook window/tab once you’ve saved or printed, to give other patrons access!
Sometimes you will be required to download free software, such as Adobe Digital Editions, or Bluefire, to download and read offline.